Caldera - Volcanic Green Tea
Ciwedy, West Java, Indonesia
The Caldera is one of the more unique traditional green teas we've ever had.
This tea is a straight-up green grown on the island of Java in Indonesia on the banks of a volcanic crater lake. From the volcanic soil, it gathers a light smokey, ashy taste that we guarantee is not anywhere close to a lapsang souchong, it's much lighter. With the body of a Chinese green tea, soft vegetal and light grassy notes, it has a very soft volcanic undertone that makes it just unique enough to stand out from the rest of our teas.
- Use 7g (≈2 tsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use 80°C/175°F water
- Steep for 2 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra 30 seconds or a minute!
- Too strong? Take off 30 seconds, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another 30 seconds, or use 10g of leaf instead!
- Wanna do a tea latte?
- Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
- Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
- Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
- Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
Fried Indonesian Java green tea.